On September 27 Biocomunica’t ‘ T (www.biocomunicat.com) organizes in Barcelona a new edition of the Researcher’s Night, a European science spreading project of the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union which will take place simultaneously in more than 300 European cities.
The goal of the Reseachercher’s Night is to show the contribution of scientists to the welfare of society. In the current context of economic crisis, it is more important than ever that the public in general understand the impact of science on their lives and be aware of the relevance of the cuts in the research. On the occasion of the year of the rare diseases, the Researcher’s Night 2013 in Barcelona will focus on these diseases, which, in spite of having a low incidence, as a whole affects 1 in every 20 people.
From 5 p.m. until 9 p.m., in the CosmoCaixa of Barcelona, there will be various activities which aim to explore science through fun learning. We will count with the presence of high level researchers as Dr. Manel Esteller (Director of the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Programme, IDIBELL), Dr. Fernando Royo (President of the Genzyme Foundation ), Dr. Josep Torrent-Farnell (Director of the Foundation Doctor Robert-UAB) and Dr. Maria Molina (IDIBELL), among others. Scheduled activities include workshops, plays, exhibitions and informative discussions, to understand the impact of research on health. The activities are suitable for all audiences and for all ages.
BIOcomuniCA’T organizes the Researcher’s Night thanks to the collaboration of the Genzyme Foundation, the Centre Nacional d’Anàlisis Genòmic (CNAG), of the Doctor Robert Foundation-UAB, of the Center for Biomedical Research in Rare Diseases Network (CIBERER), of the “La Caixa” Foundation, of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), of the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Research Institute of the Vall d’Hebron, among others.
Activity: Nit de la Recerca 2013
Date: 27 September of 2013, from 17 h to 21 h.
Place: Museu CosmoCaixa Barcelona, C / Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona